Re: Patriots vs. Broncos: The Thread
I've decided to do a little research of my own...
Loss to Miami, Jake threw 48 passes, and the Running game had 70 yds. Were never in it.
Loss to Giants, Jake threw 29 passes, and the Running game had 191 yds. Were in it the entire game, Toomer caught a pass with 3 seconds left to win.
Loss to Chiefs, Jake threw 29 passes, and the Running game had 131 yds. Were in it the whole game.
(In the 3 losses, 2 of them they were in it the whole game, and had over 100 yards. In the other loss, they were never in it, and Jake threw Way too many passes, and they didn't rush for 100 yds.)
In wins to SD, Jake threw 51 passes, and the Running game had 255 yds.
In wins to OAK, Jake threw 51 passes, and the Running game had 276 yds.
In 1-1 vs KC, Jake threw 47 passes, and the Running Game had 352 yds.
In all other wins, Jake threw 206 passes, and the Running game has 1225 yds.
I found out that when the Broncos struggled, or barely won, they had to pass a whole lot, and didn't really use the rush. When they lost and were in it, or played good, they rushed more and passed less.
If they shut dow nthe run right away, and don't give the Broncos a chance, they should win, unless the Pats O plays horribly.